Public Policy Making Doesn’t Stop During Primary Season

Quick update from us here at Roosevelt @ Boston!

We had a busy and diverse 2015, including open houses; events on net neutrality & rewriting the rules to our economy; and a fundraiser that brought over $1,500 in new resources into our network.

Thank you to everyone who continues to participate and grow our network of young public policy makers!

#RewritingTheRules Event

3 Ways to Get Involved Right Now

Thanks to all who responded to our survey in our last update. We heard you loud and clear, and want to give you three ways to get involved right now:

  • Write public policy with us! The national office of the Roosevelt Institute in NYC is offering paid writing opportunities for the organization’s blogs and newspaper op-eds. AND keep your eyes on this space for more opportunities to put your ideas out there this year! Is there a way you want to rewrite the rules to our economy? A topic you’re passionate about that you want to turn into a policy paper? Hit us up at boston@rooseveltinstitute.org.
  • Creating more reasonably priced housing remains a priority for our network. The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance is soliciting ideas for its annual Smart Growth Conference—looking for speakers, session topics, or workshops. Either click the link provided OR reply to this e-mail and let us know your idea. Our housing committee would be happy to help put a proposal together.
  • Become a Core Team member! We are always looking for people to take on facilitating roles with Roosevelt @ Boston. Are you looking to expand your leadership skills? Do you want to bring young people together to discuss a topic you’re passionate about? Do you want to have a bigger impact on the public policy process in Greater Boston? Drop us a line at boston@rooseveltinstitute.org.

The Latest from Roosevelt @ Boston Speakers

Members of the Roosevelt network are treated to some of the best thinkers and ideas in progressive America. Case in point, recent Roosevelt @ Boston speakers were featured in the latest issue of the journal Democracy.

If you missed Kent Greenfield at the #RewritingTheRules event, you can read his grand idea to better govern multi-national corporations. Key quote: “The chief justice of Delaware’s highest court recently said just that, warning that executives who take care of an ‘interest other than stockholder wealth’ breach their fiduciary duties.”

Back in 2013, at the launch event for Roosevelt @ Boston, scholar Theda Skocpol highlighted the success of conservative ideas and politicians, especially at the state government level around America. Dr. Skocpol and friend of Roosevelt Alexander Hertel-Fernandez expanded on these ideas and offered a prescription for a liberal comeback.

Thanks for your continuing interest and support! Sincerely, your Roosevelt @ Boston Core Team:
– Alex, Eric, Erik, Gavin, and Max

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